Even if the mere thought of slipping on a swimsuit sends shivers up your spine, we've found the most flattering styles for your shape in this week-long series. Today, we're targeting hips and tummies.
best swim styles for pear shapes:
Swimsuits that draw attention upwards with interesting details and patterns above the waist. To balance your proportions, choose a solid bottom and a patterned top.
Mini-skirted bikini bottoms are made just for you! Skip the super frilly ones and choose a skimming, smooth skirt that covers just what you need it to.
Opt for a bikini bottom that has slightly wider sides, skip the string side-tie versions that only draw unwanted attention.
Play up your bust and shoulders to deemphasize your bottom.
Avoid: Boy shorts, skimpy bottoms, low cut bottoms or lots of ruffles and details at the hips.
best swim styles for tummy bulges:
Swimsuits with a little extra spandex woven into the tummy area, they work wonders!
A one-piece with ruching or draping around the waist or hips can also help to conceal a "muffin" top.
If you're going for a two-piece swimsuit, then opt for a loose fitting tankini where top and bottom meet at the waist. They cover just enough, but you still have the freedom and chic factor of a bikini. High waisted bikini bottoms can help trim tummies
Geometric and floral prints can help camouflage trouble areas.
Avoid: Teeny bikinis and short tankini tops that ride up and expose belly rolls